Want a healthy boost to your MycoSpectrum™? Try our MycoSpectrum ™ with added fair trade, organic certified, raw, cacao powder! Our cacao compliments MycoSpectrum™ fungi, as our mushroom powder tastes a lot like thin hot chocolate when water is added. Cacao will add a slightly bitter element and will enhance the already present unsweetened chocolate notes.
Fermented cacao powder is cold-pressed, removing all of the cocoa butter and boosting the antioxidant power of the cocoa bean with natural nutritional constituents like acetic acid that helps reduce fat storage, improve blood sugar and insulin response, and reduce appetite. Maintaining the protein and fiber content, the resulting product is then cold-ground and fine-milled into a powder. Our raw cacao powder boasts an ORAC value of 1086 μmol TE/g. Cocoa polyphenols have strong antioxidant properties. The antioxidant capacity of cocoa beans per serving is higher than that of blueberries, red wine, black, and green tea.* Our cacao is sourced from several varieties from Ecuador and Dominican Republic, and has been grown on the same land for generations.
For those concerned about the naturally occurring caffeine found in raw cacao, per 1 tsp serving, there are only 4 mg of caffeine. To compare, an 8 oz cup of black tea contains an average of 46 mg, green tea ranges from an average of 30 to 50 mg, and coffee contains an average of 80 to 100 mg of caffeine.
1 teaspoon of cacao will add about 6 calories, 1/2 gram of saturated fat, and slightly more than 1/2 gram fiber, and trace amounts of potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Try our non-dairy, vegan creamer made with organic MCT Oil Powder, organic Coconut Milk Powder, and 100% organic fine Maple Syrup Sugar (Only 3 g of sugar/serving). Raw cacao and MCT oil boast significant health benefits and act synergistically to create a cascade effect of illuminating wellness.
MycoSpectrum™ is made with more than a dozen highly bioactive adaptogenic mushrooms and fungi that are high in 1,3 and 1,6 beta-glucans, arabinoxylans, glycoproteins, triterpenes and antioxidants. Not only do we believe in the science (see below for useful research links), we have seen a real-life improvement in our own health, from helping reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol, to regulation of energy, to improving mood, and cognition (memory, focus, creativity).
Other products on the market may tell you that mushroom products should only contain 100% fruiting bodies (there is a whole marketing design centered on rejecting mycelium); however, a mushroom's antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic properties come from the mycelium. In fact, it's only under specific conditions that mushrooms will actually produce a fruiting body. The rest of the time, the primary living organism is found underground, in a vast and expansive web that feeds itself and the natural world above.
Our mycelia are grown in an organic brown rice substrate. The mycelia use the rice, that goes through a useful fermentation process, as its primary source of nutrition, consuming all of the rice by use of their digestive enzymes, so no starches or fillers are present in our product. According to world renown mycology expert, Paul Stamets, “In my scientific opinion, mushroom products not incorporating mycelium are at a decided disadvantage.
Through much trial, we decided to incorporate two super fruits into our blend, both of which are very low on the glycemic scale and are suitable for diabetics: Organic Super ORAC Mangosteen and Organic Lucuma. A super fruit is a fruit that combines exceptional nutrient richness with high antioxidant quality, and Mangosteen certainly fits the bill by delivering an incredible range of antioxidant xanthones, greater than any known food source, most of which are concentrated in the pericarp. Each of these chemically beneficial molecules have their own specific qualities, and no other known plant offers the same quantity and variety of xanthones as Mangosteen. Xanthones help to eliminate the cascading damage that free radicals do to our bodies that contribute to the aging and death of cells and lead to inflammation and diseases like heart disease and certain types of cancer like melanoma.
Lucuma Fruit, organically grown in Peru, is regarded as a symbol of fertility and creation by ancient civilizations of South America. Referred to as "Gold of the Incas", it was used extensively in the Incan Empire. In traditional South American medicine, Lucuma was recognized for its antibiotic and anti-fungal properties. Resembling an avocado in shape and color of its outer covering, Lucuma has a golden yellow pulp with a distinct taste described as a subtle combination of maple syrup, caramel and sweet potato. Recent research reveals that in addition to the fruit's unique flavor, it also boasts many health-promoting benefits.
Our Lucuma Fruit is hot air-dried. It is certified Organic, Kosher and Food Grade, and is produced in a BRC certified facility.
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Ingredients*: Proprietary Blend- 2000 mg Full Spectrum (Organic Reishi***, Organic Cordyceps**, Organic Chaga***, Organic Mesima**, Organic Lion's Mane***, Organic Turkey Tail, Organic Maitake**, Organic Shiitake**, Organic Blazei**, Organic Poria**, Organic Agarikon**, Organic Suehirotake**, Oyster Mushroom**, Organic True Tinder Polypore**), Organic Lucuma Fruit, Organic Super ORAC Mangosteen Fruit
** Activated mushroom preparation of mycelium
*** Activated mushroom preparation of mycelium and fruiting body
Other ingredients: organic myceliated brown rice
Directions for Use- (30 - 40 Servings/ 8.5 oz canister)
1-2 Teaspoons of Flower of Life Tea™ MycoSpectrum™ in 12 oz boiling water, 1 to 2x daily. We recommend always placing MycoSpectrum™ and any other dry ingredients in cup prior to adding water. Stir vigorously as water is being added. May also be added to food as a dry powder for all culinary dishes, smoothies, and anything else you can imagine in the kitchen. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year from purchase date.
You will find that our mushroom blend tastes a lot like a thin hot chocolate (nature is Delicious!), and that's why we recommend pairing MycoSpectrum™ with added our organic fermented raw cacao and/or our Non-Dairy, organic, vegan creamer made with organic MCT Oil Powder, organic Coconut Milk Powder, and 100% organic fine Maple Syrup Sugar (Only 3 g of sugar/serving). Raw cacao and MCT oil boast significant health benefits and act synergistically to create a cascade effect of illuminating wellness.
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View more about the power of medicinal fungi and mycelium:
Excellent Presentation by Paul Stamets: The Amazing World of Mycelium
https://youtu.be/oLEED6kuY9M?t=60 (Paul Stamets, Dear Mother Mycelium)
Jolić SM, Radojčić Redovniković I, Marković K, Šipušić DI, Delonga K. 2011. Changes of phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity in cocoa bean processing. Int J Food Tech 46:1793–800.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1541-4337.12180, Flavor Chemistry of Cocoa Products—An Overview
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or health condition. Before using this or any health supplement, consult with your health care provider. Coconut milk and MCT oil are possible allergens to those sensitive to tree nuts. Processed in facility that also processes tree nuts, but never peanuts.